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Hey All,

Just want to get your thoughts on using subdomains for micro niche sites. For example if I am in the weight loss niche and my site was (weightloss.com), would using a subdomain such as (cardio.weightloss.com) have any problems in terms of SEO, etc.

Just want to see if anyone is using this strategy or you're just going out and buying more domain names.

Cheers
Tim
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  • Profile picture of the author HarrisonJ
    I think buying more domains that target medium/high search volume keywords works better than using subdomains. Google doesn't seem to like 1 page subdomains.
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  • Profile picture of the author zenmack
    I own Zenmack University and I have several subdomains off it:

    index
    Coaching Program
    How to meet women

    I don't do SEO on my sites though. I mainly use youtube to promote. I am just now thinking about affiliate marketing for my nightclub dancing for men 20 day class.

    But so far I have not had a problem marketing to my members and my 7steps product is doing fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author zenmack
    ooops I need to add at least the title to my private night club coaching page.

    The 2nd link is for the law of attraction class that I am teaching.
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    Originally Posted by aussietimbo View Post

    Hey All,

    Just want to get your thoughts on using subdomains for micro niche sites. For example if I am in the weight loss niche and my site was (weightloss.com), would using a subdomain such as (cardio.weightloss.com) have any problems in terms of SEO, etc.
    Tim
    Wow, you actually managed to acquire weightloss.com. Well done.

    Out of curiosity, are you the first one to register it, or did you pick it up on the secondary market?

    Either way, well done.
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    • Profile picture of the author Glenn72
      Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

      Wow, you actually managed to acquire weightloss.com. Well done.
      No, I think he just used that as an hypothetical example.

      Anyway, yes, sub-domains are fine and you can use them like that to target longer keyword phrases. Cardio.weightloss.com, fast.weightloss.com, aerobic.weightloss.com etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    sub-domain names are very powerful and yes google does love them even if they are 1 page. I have been using them for years.

    James
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  • Profile picture of the author aussietimbo
    @ Whateverpedia - Sorry mate, i didn't get a weightloss.com i just used it as an example, would be great but.

    @ James - Thanks for your input.
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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by aussietimbo View Post

      @ Whateverpedia - Sorry mate, i didn't get a weightloss.com i just used it as an example, would be great but.
      Fair enough. If you did have that dom, you basically wouldn't have to do anything with it, just put it up for auction, then retire from the proceeds. Better than a Lotto win.
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  • Profile picture of the author madison_avenue
    There is a problem with sites having strong index.html pages with many links and good content but weak inner pages, whether sub-domains or sub-folders.

    I like to see each page as a site in itself: Put the strongest content you can on each page and link to it, google serves pages not sites.
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  • Google treats sub-domains as separate sites for SEO purposes. So you'll need to promote the sub-domain as if was a totally different site for SEO. The benefit is you save the cost of registering additional domains and you have additional branding opportunities.
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